Feehan v. Wisconsin Elections Commission (Certification)

Lawsuit seeking to decertify the presidential election results, declare Trump the winner, and/or prohibit the tabulation of certain mail-in ballots. The case started off rocky when Trump-supporting lawyers filed a sloppy motion filled with highlights and then later tried to file a "corrected" version. These same lawyers also had to amend the complaint to remove the name of a plaintiff who never consented to being a party to the suit! The court dismissed the case.

People are saying

"And the plaintiff seems to have made up the 'quote' in his brief that purports to be from [a Wisconsin case]. . . . The court has read [the Wisconsin case] . . . three times and cannot find these words [from plaintiff's quote]." - Chief Judge Pamela Pepper


"The plaintiff wants Donald J. Trump to be certified as the winner of the Wisconsin election as a result of the plaintiff’s vote. But what he asks is for Donald J. Trump to be certified the winner as a result of judicial fiat." - Chief Judge Pamela Pepper


"The court is stymied by the plaintiff's assertion that his interests and injury are identical to that of President Trump . . . If his interest is solely in getting President Trump re-elected, as opposed to having his vote be counted as part of a valid election process, the court is aware of no constitutional provision that gives him the right to have his candidate of choice declared the victor." - Chief Judge Pamela Pepper


"Federal judges do not appoint the president in this country. One wonders why the plaintiffs came to federal court and asked a federal judge to do so." - Chief Judge Pamela Pepper


"[Regarding Plaintiff's motion] There was no indication that the plaintiffs gave notice to the adverse parties of the morning's motion, there was no affidavit filed with the motion, the complaint is not verified and there was no certification from counsel about the efforts made to give notice to the adverse parties or why notice should be required." - Chief Judge Pamela Pepper


Trump's Lawyers

Court Filings

Name Filed On Type Status
Complaint 12/01/20 Complaint Dismissed
Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief 12/01/20 Motion Denied
Memo in Support of Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief 12/01/20 Motion Denied
Corrected Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief 12/01/20 Motion Denied
Order re: Amended Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief 12/02/20 Order Filed
Amended Complaint 12/03/20 Complaint Dismissed
Second Amended Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction 12/03/20 Motion Denied
Order Granting in Part and Deferring in Part Amended Motion for TRO and Preliminary Injunction 12/04/20 Order Filed
Second Corrected Brief in Support of Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Injunctive Relief 12/06/20 Motion Denied
Motion to File Separate Replies 12/06/20 Motion Granted
Motion for Consolidated Evidentiary Hearing and Trial on the Merits 12/06/20 Motion Denied
Order Denying Motion for Consolidating Evidentiary Hearing and Trial on the Merits 12/08/20 Order Filed
Opposition to Motions to Dismiss 12/08/20 Opposition Denied
Motion to File Exhibits Under Seal or Protective Order 12/09/20 Motion Denied
Brief in Support of Motion to File Exhibits Under Seal or Protective Order 12/09/20 Motion Denied
Order Denying Motion to File Exhibits Under Seal or Protective Order 12/09/20 Order Filed
Order Dismissing Case 12/09/20 Order Filed
Notice of Appeal 12/10/20 Appeal Filed
Judgment 12/10/20 Judgment Filed
Appeal to Wisconsin Supreme Court 12/11/20 Appeal Filed
Amended Notice of Appeal to 7th Circuit 12/15/20 Appeal Filed